NEWARK, NJ - Three people have admitted to a scheme to steal checks worth more than $75,000 from the U.S. Postal Service in Chester New Jersey, announced U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.
According to reports, Nicole Georges, plead guilty to a charge of theft by mail and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. In addition to Georges, Raheem Haynes-Moore and Daquan Pruitt also pled guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
According to a press release from the Department of Justice, Georges stole checks from the USPS station in Chester, New Jersey where she was employed. Georges and her conspirators then fraudulently deposited them into various bank accounts, and withdrew the money, often that same day or a day later before the checks were reported stolen. The stolen checks had a total value of over $75,000.
Sentencing for Georges is scheduled for June 18, 2020. Sentencing for Pruitt and Haynes-Moore is scheduled for April 23, 2020. The charge of theft of mail by postal employee carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine. The charge of conspiracy to commit bank fraud carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
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